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City Rumble – Budapest versus Bucharest

I guess it was only natural that eventually I would pit these two Eastern European cities against each other in a ‘City Rumble’, and so today is the day! The capital of Hungary against the capital of Romania. Two cities with similar sounding names (just ask Michael Jackson who called Bucharest Budapest to his fans from the balcony of the

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Study Tour to Bangladesh – Part One

Two Thousand and Two. Yep, it was a long time ago. My university offered a subject where the students actually went to Bangladesh for a three week study tour to study International Development in Bangladesh. Don’t panic Australian taxpayers – we had to fork the money out ourselves! And it turned out to be an amazing experience. I’ve never studied

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Train Journeys – Nariz Del Diablo, Ecuador

Ecuador has recently got a number of trains up and running, and polished up the service on some of the others like the ‘Nariz del Diablo’ – The Nose of the Devil. This is a good thing. Probably. Well I prefer train journeys that are proper journeys instead of a short tourist ride to be honest. The train to Machu

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Thoughts on the Silver Mine Tour in Potosi

Potosi, Bolivia, a pleasant enough town in the centre, but the chief reason for tourists to go is to take a tour in the silver mines in the hills that surround this town. And that’s why I stopped there. Why did I want to visit a silver mine? Well, to be honest, it was something different. I’ve visited mines before,

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